Summer is about spending quality time with family, with unique experiences that bring you closer with the kids. Go beyond your idea of a tropical getaway, and let your children enjoy Europe’s wonderful amusement parks and pleasant azure beaches instead. This time of year, temperatures are soaring across Europe –which is why families are out building sandcastles in Amalfi, or taking a spin in Disneyland Paris.
Seeking destinations beyond the usual? Let World Juanderer guide you with our exciting summer holiday ideas:
SOUTHERN EUROPE’S SANDY ESCAPES
Blue Lagoon Princess Hotel, Halkidiki, Greece
Nestled between the aquamarine skies and turquoise waters is Halkidiki’s Blue Lagoon Princess Hotel. On the less hectic Greek mainland, this chic resort offers modern bungalows, kid-friendly private pools, and an enticing spa for the grown-ups. Even better, the unspoilt Kalvyes Beach (just a stone’s throw away) leaves room for suntans and sandcastles.
Pine Cliffs Residence, Algarve, Portugal
Perched atop a cliff above the Atlantic, the secluded Pine Cliffs Residence has a wealth of things to do for everyone. Its picturesque residence suites are spacious, with all the modern amenities one desires. Avid golfers and nature lovers can have a field day too, playing at the Pine Cliffs Golf Course and lounging at the manicured gardens resort.
What guests come here for, however, is the serene Falesia Beach, just a short stroll away from the hotel. Here, you can marvel in the splendor of its orange sand cliffs, while the kids play by the melodies of the calm ocean.
THRILLING THEME PARKS ACROSS THE CONTINENT
Gardaland Resort, Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
Gardaland combines space, history, geography, and fantasy in its 30 rides – ideal for making a variety of memories with the loved ones. Wander across a world of childlike ideas in their sweet rides, and challenge the jungle rapids after you’re done on the ice cream merry go round too.
Legoland Billund, Billund, Denmark
Over 60 million bricks make up the colorful Legoland in Billund, Denmark, home to the iconic toymaker brand Lego. The theme park features a range of attractions: from the Instagram-worthy Miniland, to fun monorails and ninja rock climbing for the young and young at heart.
Efteling, Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
Grandma’s favorite fables and bedtime stories come alive in this classy theme park. Efteling is beloved among the Dutch, but a hidden gem among most international tourists. Opened in 1952, it is the ideal place for your make-believers of every age. Its attractions include: the charming Geppetto’s Studio (with animatronic mice), a woodland path leading to a fairytale forest (playing a soothing Mozart soundtrack).
Your children’s summers only last so long. Spend their best days in Europe – #JuanderWithUs as we’ll help you plan your next European holiday today.